The Canadian Red Cross and RBC believe that every child should be treated with respect. This means we work to prevent bullying every day of the year.
In 2016, the Canadian Red Cross expanded its celebration of respectful relationships and bullying prevention with two Pink Days, one in February and one in April, because we believe that Every Day is Pink Day.
The two tremendous Pink Days, which included the very successful second annual Canadian Red Cross Pink Day Film Festival, were incredible and the Canadian Red Cross wants to thank every school and business that was a part of these incredible events.
As part of Pink Day in 2016, our presenting sponsors put on the RBC Pink Hero Awards, which went to students and teachers who had demonstrated leadership in bullying prevention in their schools and communities. The awards were sponsored by RBC Royal Bank and the recipients each received a $500 donation from the RBC Foundation.
The Red Cross and RBC congratulate the RBC Pink Hero Award recipients in Manitoba:
- Shelby Toews of MacGregor Elementary School, MacGregor, Man.;
- Riley Miller of Grant Park High School in Winnipeg; and,
- Carleigh Neil of St. Augustine School in Brandon.
- Karen Ashby of Duck Bay School, Duck Bay, Man.
Thank you again for everybody who was a part of Pink Day in 2016. You can watch this year’s film festival here and the April 13 celebration with Pink Day co-founder Travis Price here.
We look forward to having you join us for our Pink Days in 2017, including helping us select the design for the official T-shirt. Watch this website for more details in the fall.
If you have any questions about Red Cross bullying prevention in Manitoba please email: MB.RespectED@redcross.ca.
Red Cross Day of Pink is presented by: